Membership Matters

We have an exciting membership announcement!

After several years of planning, we have unveiled a new membership model that will best serve the needs and interests of our alumni. We have ditched the dues! You are now a general member of the SHSU Alumni Association.

What Changed? 

On May 1, 2024 the Alumni Association implemented a new membership model. By moving to an inclusive, non-dues-based model all graduates of Sam Houston State University are now general members of the SHSU Alumni Association, with no monetary contribution required.

We will no longer offer annual levels of sustaining and century membership, but we will continue to honor and service those who already paid annual memberships through the end of their terms.

Being a general member of the SHSU Alumni Association allows you to rekindle and strengthen the relationships you made at SHSU. We invite you and encourage you to get involved through regional club networking and activities, attending alumni events, and supporting your alma mater through your time, talent and treasure. Being an active member helps make a difference.  Simply put, your membership matters. 

Alumni Advantages

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Frequent communication with SHSU through our magazines, emails, and social media

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Event Invitations

Invitations and pricing on SHSU alumni events that you don't want to miss. Life Members receive additional discounts on event pricing and athletic season tickets.

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Come enjoy food and drinks at the SHSU Alumni Association tailgating area inside the stadium 2 hours prior to kick-off during all home Bearkat Football games. This is a great time to network with fellow Bearkats and support the alumni association.

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Discounts and perks through our KatApp. Some discounts are exclusive to Life Members.

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Special Alumni Rates

(Life Member Exclusive)

Special rates at SHSU facilities such as Raven Nest Golf Course, Gibbs Ranch, and the Rec Center.

With Life Membership Card

Member Recognition 

(Life Member Exclusive)

Ability to hold office in the Alumni Association and receive Alumni Association awards.

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